As I'm sure you've noticed, InnoCentive's new website is now live! We've been working hard to update the site with both a new look and feel that we believe better represents today's Solvers and Seekers and with a framework and functionality that is more flexible and robust.
With this new site, you will immediately feel the difference-it's lighter, friendlier and, most importantly, it is richer in content than it was before. And it's going to continue to get better and better rapidly over the coming months thanks to an open framework and content management system on the back end.
We also think you will start to see improvements and enhancements to key functionality that will make you more efficient and effective, as well as enable you to collaborate more easily and more often with improved Team Project Rooms (coming this fall) and more social media tools to help you connect when you want and with whom you want. The basic workings of the website will remain the same: your user information, your archives and your Challenges are exactly as you left them. We haven't changed the processes you're used to, such as signing Solver agreements, opening project rooms and submitting solutions, however we've tried to make them a bit more user-friendly, and will continue to do so.
It's worth reflecting that InnoCentive is a marketplace that brings Solvers and Seekers to difficult Challenges. And our site reflects the complex nature of this relationship by providing sections for both sides of the equation. But we encourage you to look at the "other" side if you are a Solver or a Seeker, because there's lots to understand and learn about how Open Innovation really works today.
With our new site, we're working hard to make this complex area easy. Please let us know what you think. You can provide your feedback by clicking on the "feedback" link on the homepage, or by clicking on the "contact us" link on any page in the site.
We're very proud of the new site - it represents months of work by the InnoCentive team, and valuable input that we've received formally and informally from Seekers, Solvers and partners alike. Thanks for your support during this process - we couldn't have done it without you.
President and CEO, InnoCentive